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Monday, April 13, 2015

blocking and camera(inspired)

Yes - this clip is an amazing example of great blocking and use of camera. From the master Andrei Tarkovsky - a scene from Ivan's childhood.

A total of eight shots. The camera doesn't always move, but when it does, it does with purpose. The action of the characters is so intriguing. Engaging.  Her climbing the angled tree, then the kiss - straddling a wide gap in the earth. Incredible - and how the camera records this - moving down - to increase the tension.

It doesn't get better. Watch and learn. Character is action, action is character.